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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 14, 2009 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I missed the bus

Got offered tix for tonight and .... declined the same.
While I've been pleasantly surprised with how well Warren has sounded, and stand by my comment that I prefer Chimenti to Brent (he seems to combine the best of Keith and Brent), I want my last memories of this outfit to be with the fat man (and he indeed was fat last time I saw them/him) on stage. Mistake? I don't know. I'm sure there will be other chances, and a friend in the "biz" who doesn't much care for the dead said he had blast on Monday, but it just didn't feel right. So, unlike Sister Rosa, I gave up my seat to another. No Furthur stops for now....

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 14, 2009 3:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

man, wish I could go. I did see Louden Wainwright last weekend ( and Hot Tuna too but their set was pretty standard no surprises I hate to say )and he was GREAT.

What do you have better to do tonight?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 14, 2009 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

4:30 conference call that could go for awhile, then drive up and back in time to be at work for 7:30 meeting in the am (good 2 hours each way - at least, not including traffic and blazing fools behind the wheel). In short, hard to justify on a "school" night, especially when I can't afford to be less than sharp in the morning.

Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III just announced a tour together - they've collaborated a lot, but not toured together (and their sons, Teddy and Rufus work together a bunch).

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 14, 2009 4:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

yeah, that makes sense being that long of a drive and if you have previous important committments. Ok, I'll let you pass.

Yeah I heard Thompson has produced at least one of Wainwrights albums. I'll tell you what, I can't believe after all the great stuff I've heard about him that I never sought him out sooner. Very powerful stuff and lots of humor too.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: May 14, 2009 7:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

i love Loudon, seen him a few times in the Boston/Cambridge area, i hopped on the LWIII bus (speaking of busses) with "I'm Alright", which i still consider one of best mid-era albums ('Not John' best tribute song all-time to John Lennon) ... didn't much care for the stuff he was doing studio-wise in the '90s, but i've loved what i've heard live; i also think he's one of the best song-writers around, and i don't find any other artist has the same skill in combining lyrics with the music (if you know what i mean) so perfectly; i'll see him most definitely if he swings through the neighborhood

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 15, 2009 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

yeah Arb, he was really brilliant. Having gone through a divorce with young kids myself years back I'm not ashamed to say his song Your Mother and I brought real tears to my eyes, VERY poignent ( sp? ) if you've been there. And lots of stuff about the current economy like how hard it is imagining you love your job till you have no job to love, lots of brilliant songs and funny moments. Can't say enough good things.

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Poster: dirtybuck Date: May 14, 2009 7:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

I am with you my friend.
I've been following this tour and listening to a good bit of it as well. Of course i'm glad they seem to be having fun (the band),and that people are enjoying the music. But for me....I don't want to dance to anyone else doing the dew, or wharf rat or china doll or whatever. The thought of going to a show seems sad to me and when i hear the tunes it just makes me miss jerry's playing and singing even more (pre-coma of course).
As far as the scene goes ? please...one asshole on a cell phone would ruin it for me, not to mention 15,000 people singing along..loud..Not for me

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: May 15, 2009 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

Awwww jeeez! I think I called my wife in between sets, and I'm SURE I sang along at some point. Guess I was that dude that would have ruined it for you! Sounds like you made the right choice in not going - best to avoid things that you know would aggravate you. Since the tour's now ending, we can go back to the things that unite us: mining the 30 years of richness from the (Grateful) Dead!

This post was modified by cosmic charlie dupree on 2009-05-15 15:27:10

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: May 15, 2009 5:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

I hear ya. The Charlottesville show was within walking distance of my office and I passed. I've listened to large swaths of that and several other shows since then and have heard nothing that makes me regret my decision. Some people are loving it and that's great- Godspeed and carry on is what I say. But like some others here, when I hear this outfit's take on "China Cat" or something like that, it just underscores for me the gaping hole in the sound. It was a great ride, but it's over.

I will say that I love the new set lists and wish they'd tried this broader approach when Jerry was still alive. I've seen interviews going back to the mid 80s where he was sort of hinting that the show format the band had used since the late 70s (same rough set structures, more or less predictable rotations, etc) was getting a little stale, but they never got around to doing anything about it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 14, 2009 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

Yeah, it's interesting that the friends I've mentioned I turned on to the DEAD so many years ago are the ones that are going and really enjoying themselves...I almost feel like forcing them to listen to 68 (hmmm, okay, I do do that) to see what they're missing, but they are having a good time. Sending me disks and even a tshirt that was nice; can't complain.

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Poster: shorthopper88 Date: May 14, 2009 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

force them to listen to 68 to see what there missing??

I listen to 68 and a went to the show in albany. it wasnt that hard to do

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Poster: Pork Soda Date: May 14, 2009 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

Rosa was lazy.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 14, 2009 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

That's funny

Hey, Pork Soda, my buddy in the "biz" is the guy that was manager when your handle got released - top 10 in billboard along with Garth Brooks. Crazy.

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Poster: Pork Soda Date: May 14, 2009 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

A saint of circumstance.She became the champion of a movement through lethargy.I should be so lucky.
Your buddy must have some great tales, I'm sure.
I would love to see Les reunite with Larry and Tim for another tour, although I was really impressed with his latest solo effort, the aptly titled "Of Fungi and Foe".I didn't make it to any of those shows, but the recordings I've heard did not disappoint.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 14, 2009 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

No tour, but they are doing Rothbury on July 4th and then Outside Lands, as they did last year, in SF at end of August.

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 14, 2009 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

and
http://www.hookahville.com/lineup.shtml

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 14, 2009 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

That's "just" les; not primus.

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 14, 2009 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

gotcha, my bad

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Poster: Solo Head Date: May 14, 2009 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I missed the bus

We all jump on the bus, rode it till the wheels fell off, some grabbed a transfer ticket, some not. I will say, it was good to see fellow CC (counter-culture)Riders this Spring.

This post was modified by Solo Head on 2009-05-15 02:14:21

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